Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges

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This work helps design, rehabilitate, and maintain modern highway bridges. From steel and reinforced concrete design, to highway layout and basic geometrics, to geotechnical engineering and hydraulics, Demetrios E. Tonia's "Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges" fully integrates the resources you need to master the entire bridge-design process. Written with unusual clarity - and packed with timely design examples and case studies plus eye-opening sidebars and graphics - it shows you how to: understand bridge structures, functions, types, and applications; design superstructures and substructures for maximum maintainability; design highway components - approach pavements and slabs, structure geometrics and elevations, roadway alignments, and more; kick off the project - from funding to site surveying and coring; manage the design process - contract documents, reports, plans, client interactions, and more; and, manage the bridge itself - from creating a structure inventory to extending GIS and CADD functionality.

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Keep Up and Comply with the Latest Methods and Codes in Highway Bridge Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance

Written to meet the bridge infrastructure needs of the new millennium, the Second Edition of Bridge Engineering has been completely revised to cover all the latest developments in highway bridge planning, design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. From initial concept to final contract document preparation, this updated classic focuses on the entire bridge engineering process.

Readers will find unsurpassed information on structures…seismic analysis…project funding… design standards…site survey…bridge inspection…load rating…roadway alignments and geometrics…traffic…safety…bridge management, and much more. This revised edition includes new material on current design codes, the latest maintenance and repair techniques, and state-of-the-art construction practices.

Filled with real-world case studies, powerful computer-aided design methods, and over 400 detailed illustrations, the Second Edition of Bridge Engineering features:

  • New cost-effective and highly efficient maintenance and repair methods
  • The most current AASHTO design codes and ASCE design techniques
  • Complete integration of LRFD and LFD methods throughout, together with examples and problems
  • Cutting-edge design and construction methods
  • SI units integrated throughout for international usage

This Updated Civil Engineering Classic Covers:
* Highway Bridge Structures * Design Codes and Specification * Project Selection * Superstructure Design * Substructure Design * Load Rating * Approaches * Structure Geometric Data * Construction and Traffic * Contract Documents * Managing the Design Process * Bridge Management System

About the Author:

Demetrios E. Tonias, P.E. is president and chief executive officer of HMC Group Ltd., a Schenectady, New York-based firm specializing in the development and application of computer-aided civil engineering and management systems. As both a design engineer and software developer, Mr. Tonias has worked as a project manager and engineer for a wide variety of bridge rehabilitation, site development, and public works projects. Mr. Tonias is currently a member of the Adjunct Engineering Faculty at Union College.

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